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The last decades witnessed a vigorous debate over the role of corporations in society. Interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has become intense as corporate stakeholders have called for higher performance and ethical standards from businesses, and many corporations have developed CSR programs to harvest the benefits resulting from such initiatives. CSR practices have become a crucial component of business strategy contributing to organizational success and sustainable competitiveness. Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations is an essential reference source that provides specific case studies that elaborate on the strategies and policies enacted by contemporary organizations to address environmental and social issues, as well as economic and financial ones. Featuring research on topics such as sustainable development goals, CSR pillars, employee retention, gender equality, and social accountability, this book is ideally designed for business managers, researchers, practitioners, and students seeking coverage on innovative business practices enacted in multiple organizations/industries.
The issues of sustainability and corporate social responsibility have become vital discussions in many industries within the public and private sectors. In the business realm, incorporating practices that serve the overall community and ecological wellbeing can also allow businesses to flourish economically and socially. Green Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on the challenges and benefits of implementing sustainability into the core functions of contemporary enterprises, focusing on how green approaches improve operations. Highlighting a range of topics such as corporate sustainability, green enterprises, and circular economy, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for business executives, business and marketing professionals, business managers, academicians, and researchers actively involved in the business industry.
While acquisitions and expansion strategies are understood as exciting in the business world, contraction activities are received less enthusiastically. Nevertheless, portfolio restructuring constitutes a strategic tool to increase the strategic focus of firms and achieve economies of scale and an efficient control of multiple business units. This restructuring thus has distinct implications for companies and units. The Handbook of Research on Corporate Restructuring and Globalization provides emerging research on the theoretical infrastructure for portfolio restructuring in a single piece of work and explores important topics in the field including the implications on foreign and domestic units and the degree to which increasing globalization influences restructuring practices. Featuring coverage on a broad range of topics such as emerging markets, risk assessment, and global business, this book is ideally designed for corporate managers, government officials, scholars, researchers, and students.
Existent literature has identified the existence of some differences between men and women entrepreneurs in terms of propensity to innovation, approach to creativity, decision making, resilience, and co-creation. Without properly examining the current inequalities in social-economic structures, it is difficult to examine the results of corporate female leadership. The Handbook of Research on Women in Management and the Global Labor Market is a pivotal reference source that examines the point of convergence among entrepreneurship organizations, relationship, creativity, and culture from a gender perspective, and researches the relation between current inequalities in social-economic structures and organizations in the labor market, education and individual skills, wages, work performance, promotion, and mobility. While highlighting topics such as gender gap, woman empowerment, and gender inequality, this publication is ideally designed for managers, government officials, policymakers, academicians, practitioners, and students.
Social capital as a concept, is a comparatively recent addition to the regional economic and innovation literature. Facets of social capital are generally acknowledged to include trust, collaboration, cooperation, bridging and bonding social network ties, and reciprocity. Nevertheless, forms of social capital such as bonding and bridging social capital, are less frequently explored in the literature. Innovation and Social Capital in Organizational Ecosystems breaks down the concept of innovation into its main components, which represent a spectrum of innovation activity from technology-based innovation to hidden and social innovation, in order to support executives concerned with innovation and social capital in different work communities and environments. Highlighting a range of topics including regional development, social innovation, network capital, and more, this book is ideally designed for researchers, professionals, students, policymakers, and practitioners.
Information and communication systems are an essential component of our society, forcing us to become dependent on these infrastructures. At the same time, these systems are undergoing a convergence and interconnection process that, besides its benefits, raises specific threats to user interests. Citizens and organizations must feel safe when using cyberspace facilities in order to benefit from its advantages. Network Security and Its Impact on Business Strategy provides innovative insights into the impact of m-commerce, m-learning, and m-knowledge management technologies and the risks their usage has on different organizations, such as online stores, higher education institutions, multinational corporations, health providers, and more. Highlighting topics including cyberterrorism, smart security, and cyber ethics, this book is designed for IT and security specialists and consultants, managers and risk managers, corporations, health providers, researchers, academicians, and students.
Organizational culture has been a topic of interest to researchers, and there has been specific interest in the link between culture and organizational performance. However, the relationship between organizational culture and business excellence and how to achieve outstanding performance is still ambiguous. Organizational Culture and Achieving Business Excellence: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential research reference that examines the association between organizational culture type and business excellence and the moderating effect of ICT use. Highlighting topics such as data analysis, culture types, and productivity, this book is ideal for business professionals, managers, private organizations, government agencies, researchers, and academicians.
The ongoing economic development and differentiation of the economic and social sustainability models in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries requires sophisticated approaches to the development of business models, entrepreneurship capabilities, and skills and competencies. These need to be anchored in advanced information and communication technologies. Technology-Driven Innovation in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Countries: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that showcases state-of-the-art approaches to and successful applications of technology-driven innovation and outlines how new, advanced, international business strategies can expand the economic- and social-sustainability frontiers in the GCC region. The chapters included in this volume will communicate and disseminate recent GCC region-oriented academic, computer engineering, and international business research and success stories and will feature topics such as business leadership, electronic marketplace, and international business. Students, educators, international business experts, computer engineers, scientists, and researchers interested in innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business will benefit from the content examined within this publication.